View Poll Results: Which stitch book?
Vogue guides 1 6.67%
Harmony guides 2 13.33%
Barbara Walker's treasuries 8 53.33%
Other 4 26.67%
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:17 AM   #1
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Stitch pattern books - need opinions
My birthday is coming in 2.5 months and i'm seriously considering getting some knitting books. I want a stitch library, but i don't know which one. There are Vogue guides and Harmony guides and there are Barbara Walker's Treasuries (schoolhousepress have a special price on the 4 of them as set). Which would you prefer and why? If you have some of them - please give me your opinions.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:54 AM   #2
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I have gotten the BW treasures a few times from the library and really like them...they are very nice and contain a lot of info
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I have the Barbara Walker book and it is truly a treasure.
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I have The Knitting Stitch Bible by Maria Parry-Jones. It has everything I need to make any stitch I've ever seen. It is a great book!
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From what i saw, B. Walker's books have all the stitches in one book (knit purl, lace, cables) and each book adds more stitches, while the others are divided by different stitches. Arrgh, I'm confused
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The Stitch Bible has it all, knits, purls, cables, lace, bobbles, intarsia, fair isle; you need it, it's got it!
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I don't own any of them myself (even though I asked for quite a few for Christmas), but when I'm sitting in a bookstore, I tend to flip through the Vogue guides, because I can pick one up and see stitches by the different categories, even though the yarn colors aren't my favorites.
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Thanks everyone! I think i'll think about it . I'd love some more opinions and i think other knitters would benefit from the results of this poll
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Check your library and see if they have any of them.

Mine has the cable versions of the Vogue & Harmony guides. I check them both out fairly often. I do like them both, Harmony had more stitch patterns, but I think I prefer Vogue better. The photos are better, it has both written and chart directions for each pattern. Harmony didn't have charts for some, and a few of the photos were poor - part of the stitch pattern was cut off.
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I live in Israel and our libraries don't have knitting books and definitely not these in particular, so i can't really know. Thanks for the input
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